Water, Work, Wildlife, and Wilderness: The Collaborative Federal Public Lands Planning Framework for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development in the Desert Southwest

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Water, Work, Wildlife, and Wilderness: The Collaborative Federal Public Lands Planning Framework for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development in the Desert Southwest


McIntyre, Siobhan, Duane, Timothy P., Environmental Law


   I. INTRODUCTION

  II. A CONSENSUS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
      A. A National Priority
      B. Nevada's Electric Restructuring Legislation and Renewable
         Portfolio Standard
      C. Arizona's Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff.
      D. California's Renewables Portfolio Standard

 III. SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES: ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CONCERNS
      A. Commercially Available Solar Technologies
      B. Environmental Concerns: Water Resources in the Desert
         Southwest
      C. Socioeconomic Concerns: Green Jobs and Solar Employment
         Projections

  IV. SITING SOLAR FACILITIES ON FEDERAL LANDS
      A. BLM Process for Siting Solar Facilities
      B. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and
         Rights-of-Way
      C. BLM Resource Management Plans/Land Use Plans
      D. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and
         Environmental Impact Statements Statements
      E. From Theory to Practice in Collaborative Planning and
         Ecosystem-Based Management
      F. Programmatic Environmental impact Statements

   V. APPLICABLE STATE LAW
      A. Nevada
         1. Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Siting Regulations
         2. Nevada Water Resource Allocation Statutes
      B. Arizona
         1. Arizona Corporation Commission Certificate of
            Environmental Compatibility
         2. Arizona Water Resource Allocation Statutes
      C. California
         1. California Energy Commission and the California
            Environmental Quality Act
         2. California Water Resource Allocation Statutes

  VI. FAST-TRACK PROJECTS: COORDINATION IN SITE SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL
      REVIEWS
      A. Nevada: Silver State Solar Project
         1. Las Vegas Resource Management Plan
         2. Silver State Final Environmental Impact Statement and
            Record of Decision
            a. Project Description and Siting
            b. Water Resource Allocation
            c. Green Jobs: Labor and Employment
            d. Collaborative Process
            e. Approved Project
      B. Arizona: Sonoran Solar Energy Project
         1. Lower Gila South Resource Management Plan
         2. Sonoran Solar Energy Project Final Environmental impact
            Statement
            a. Project Description and Siting
            b. Water Resource Allocation
            c. Green Jobs: Labor and Employment
            d. Collaborative Process
      C. California: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System
         1. California Desert Conservation Area Plan
         2. Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Final
            Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision
            a. Project Description and Siting
            b. Water Resource Allocation
            c. Green Jobs: Labor and Employment
            d. Collaboration and Public Participation
            e. Approved Project
      D. A Comparative Look at the Nevada, Arizona, and California
         Fast-Track Projects

 VII. THE SOLAR PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT: A
      POTENTIAL FOUNDATION FOR CONVERSATION AND CONSERVATION ON BLM
      SOLAR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
      A. Introduction
      B. Resource Management Plan/Land Use Plan Amendments in Solar
         Development Areas
      C. BLM's Preferred Alternative: The Solar Energy Development
         Program
         1. Solar Energy Development Program Administrative Policies
         2. Affected Environment, Environmental Impacts, and Solar
            Energy Development Program Design Features
            a. Water Resources
            b. Green Jobs: Labor and Employment
      D. Proposed Solar Energy Zones
         1. Nevada
            a. Water Resources
            b. Green Jobs: Labor and Employment
            c. Public Participation
         2. Arizona
            a. Water Resources
            b. Green Jobs: Labor and Employment
            c. 

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